Archive for September, 2009

Lace Front Wig, Full Lace Wigs, Lacefronts…What Does It All Mean?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

There can be a lot of confusion about lace wig products, as they are popularly known under a number of different names. Lace fronts, lace front wigs, full lace wigs, full lace front wigs, to name a few, are all terms used to describe lace wig products. You may find yourself asking, what does it all mean? Although these terms reference similar hair technologies, they can represent different methods of wig construction. Lace wig is the general term to describe hair extension/hair replacement technology where hair is hand-tied in individual strands onto a fine lace net, mimicking natural hair growth. The materials used on the wig’s cap can vary, but it is the hand-crafted method of “ventilating” or knotting hair onto the base of the cap that sets these wigs apart from wigs of the past. They can be styled just like naturally growing hair and are lightweight and comfortable.

The term ‘Full Lace’ generally denotes that the entire wig’s cap is hand-tied and made fully of lace, while ‘Lace Front’ wigs have lace at the front hairline and different materials at the back of the cap. Now here’s where it can get confusing- ‘Lace Fronts’ or ‘Lace Front Wigs’ are popular terms used to reference any type of lace wig- the terms are often used interchangeably.  However, lace wigs differ widely in their quality and construction and you should inquire specifically about what you are getting before purchasing. Many companies, for example, sell lace front wigs that are only hand-tied for a small area at the front hairline of the wig, while the rest of the cap is made like a traditional wig with rows of wefts (track hair used for weaving). Though this type of construction may be more affordable because it is more easily mass produced, it does not measure up to the quality craftsmanship of a fully hand-tied wig made from an expert wig maker. Given that it can take several days for a wig maker to hand-tie one wig, the reasons for the price differences become more apparent. It is really an art, and only the best wig makers can create a natural and gorgeous piece that leaves no question to the wig wearer on its authenticity.

De Novo Hair specializes in lace wig customization.  We understand and appreciate the art of illusion in hair extension/hair replacement lace wig products. Unlike some of the cheaper models now widely available in beauty supply stores across the country, all of our wigs are still fully hand-tied and made to custom specifications. You can customize your head size, hair color, how the cap is made and with what materials, the hair used, the hair texture, including the shape of the hairline. Aside from our expert hand-tied technology, we only use quality human hair with textures to suit all ethnicities. We realize that one size does not fit all and take pride in helping women celebrate their individuality through our quality product line!

An Icon Speaks: Whitney Houston’s Comeback

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Did you feel it? Oprah says it’s the most powerful interview she thinks she has done. Yes, we’re talking about Whitney Houston here. Wow! What a great interview and that was only Part 1! I so appreciated Whitney’s candor and Oprah’s compassion- I really felt the power Oprah talked about. Whitney made such an impression on our lives, not only in song but also in style. Sometimes when people get so low, you forget how much of an impact they really have. But as soon as we are reminded of that power, we remember how her melodies speak to our hearts and mind. She speaks with an affirmed certainty and respect for life, including accepting her responsibility. Yes, I say responsibility because with great gifts comes great responsibility. I must point out that I love, love, love her hair! The cut, the color…everything comes into place with her new image. What a great example of what the right hair color and style can do for a woman! She looks young, refreshed, healthy, and is just “on point.” There’s no other expression that comes to mind. Can’t wait to see the rest of the interview tomorrow!

September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

This month we wanted to bring awareness to alopecia areata and shed some light on how De Novo Hair lace wigs can be used to help individuals affected by it. Alopecia areata is a hair-loss condition that is associated with an abnormality in the immune system. Particularly, one’s immune system attacks the hair follicles of the scalp generating partial or complete hair loss. This abnormality in hair formation, however, can also affect other areas of the body. Though the reason for its onset is unexplained, research suggests that genetics may play a role in the likelihood of developing this autoimmune condition. Alopecia areata also tends to develop in early life, with typical onset among children, teens and young adults.

Once diagnosed with alopecia areata, a number of treatments are available. The efficacy of these treatments varies as there is no proven remedy for its prevention. What has been shown to be particularly helpful are the ways in which patients cope with alopecia areata. Hair loss can contribute to increased emotional stress including depression. In a society where images of health, beauty and femininity are often associated with a healthy head of hair, hair loss can bring about many stressful situations and can adversely affect one’s self-concept. Even for those who are comfortable in their hair loss, they may not be as comfortable with the stereotyped identities others ascribe to them.

Many persons who can benefit the most from De Novo Hair full lace wigs or lace front wigs sometimes are not even aware of lace wigs as being a hair replacement option. Traditional wigs of yester years are notoriously very uncomfortable and restrictive in style and function. Many are “one size fits all” and there’s really no such thing when it comes to a well-designed and well-fitting hair replacement prosthetic. This is why you won’t get that classic tell-tale sign of unnatural bunching at the crown with a De Novo Hair lace wig. Our lace wigs fit to the contours of your head by circumference size and you can get the best fit by taking your full measurements. Because our lace wigs are fully hand-tied, you get a natural hair growth pattern. You can style it any which way and not have to worry about combing the hair toward your face to conceal your hairline.

If you think you might be experiencing signs of hair loss, do not hesitate to contact your doctor for more information about your particular condition. Some forms of hair loss can be treated well if damage to the hair follicles can be minimized. Your doctor can even write a prescription for your prosthetic and we will help with the rest! We love helping customers reclaim their self expression and identities through our high quality product line. If you have any tips, advice or comments, don’t forget to leave your mark and comment below!